TOMBOY: In the Fucking Band: Cassette

May 08, 2013

Building on their two-song debut, this all-female trio out of Boston build a bridge between sugary twee and garage. With lo-fi acoustics and adorable school girl vocals, Tomboy brings up shades of Bratmobile and Tiger Trap, best heard in their cover of Nirvana’s “Sliver.” Here, sans the thrum of bass, they turn an angsty homesick plea into a passive-aggressive wish. “I Can See” switches to lazy Sunday, Mazzy Star dream rock circa She Hangs Brightly while “Too Bad,” their thrashiest track, hits a tight rhythm and drops to a beefy metal strum. While this is only the beginning for the three, their amalgamation of post-punk stylistics, minus the riot grrrl snarl, keep me curious to see what else they have up their sleeves.

 –Kristen K (Trashy Tapes)

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